USTRANSCOM Deploys Container Security System

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The United States Transportation Command recently deployed a container security system which detects tampering and helps protect military container shipments moving from to . 
USTRANSCOM introduced the CommerceGuard container security system, provided by GE Security, Inc., a business of GE Enterprise Solutions, to better protect its container shipments.
Based at Scott Air Force Base, , USTRANSCOM directs and supervises execution of the military supply chain for the Department of Defense. The command required quick action to add high technology intrusion detection and tracking to containers being transported to the of in .
The system provides shipment security throughout the supply chain.
USTRANSCOM contractors use CommerceGuard handheld readers at specific checkpoints in the supply chain to read container security devices on the command’s containers.  The devices report the security status of each container, alerting USTRANSCOM if doors have been opened without authorization. Logistics managers can use the data to determine when and where containers were opened.
The CommerceGuard container security system is commercially used by shippers, and fixed readers are deployed at more than 20 seaports around the world.  It is available through a global business collaboration consisting of GE Security, Mitsubishi Corporation, Samsung C&T Corporation, and Siemens Building Technologies.

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